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at sandy hook. at least 1131 has died from gun violence. that's about 43 towns like newtowns. lydia was shot and her mother were shot while they were preparing for a birthday party for lydia's little brother. sheher mother survived but she didn't. she leaves behind three children. another senseless life taken away in america. question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> obama: and each day brings further evidence that the way we harness the sun, the wind and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. >> michael: that was the only shout out the environment got during president obama's 2009 inaugural address. now with hurricane sandy, a record-breaking drought it sound like the president may be moved from reaction to action. >> obama: we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging firesser and c
sandy hook so we had 26 and 20 of them children are all dead so what difference does it make what kind of gun the shooter used or whether he was crazy. what difference does it make? it makes a lot of difference. we want to prevent it from happening again and hold those responsible who are indeed accountable for the crime f. a drunk driver kills a child in a car accident, we don't say what difference does it make? we want to know why did he get drunk and drive. it makes all of the difference in the world . americans still don't know the answers and we have a right to demand what they are. kentucky senator ram paul said he would have relieved her of her post if he was president and he was equally as tough on the man who was to succeed her. things got heated when senator paul asked kerry about the recent controversial aid package to egypt. >> you heard president morsi's comments about zionist and israelis being blood suckers and descendants was apes and pigs. do you think it is wise to send them f-16. >> i think those comments are reprehensible and degrading and unacceptable by anybody's
this other story, there's been a lot of discussion about guns in schools, and guns in general after the sandy hook sad situation in december in connecticut. and now there's a kindergarten girl who apparently owns one of these little devices, you look at the screen at hello kitty bubble gun. apparently, she was talking about this toy at school. it's my understanding she actually didn't even have the toy with her at the mt. carmel area school in pennsylvania. as a result of just talking about shooting bubbles at one another, apparently she received a ten-day suspension. it was reduced to two days, but that's kind of unclear now whether or not she should even have faced any kind of suspensi suspension. >> steve: well, this is kind of crazy the two five-year-old girls were waiting at the bus, hey, i'm going to shoot you with my hello kitty bubble machine and somebody overheard it and next thing you know, just because people are, you know, freaked out about guns since sandy hook, the school got involved. and she was suspended for ten days, and then reduced it to two. but she was also given, becaus
had a derailment because of it. we had record fires. we had record levels of damage from sandy, $70 billion. if we can't see the downside of spending that money and risking lives for all the changes that are taking place, to agriculture, to our communities, the ocean and so forth, we are ignoring what science is telling us. i will be a passionate advocate on this not based on ideology but based on facts and science. and i hope to sit with all of you and convince you that this $6 trillion market is worth millions of american jobs and we better go after it. >> to my good friend senator barrasso, wyoming is a producer state, new mexico is also a producer state and i found the same experience that senator kerry has talked about in massachusetts, in new mexico, the fastest growing sector these renewable jobs. so i think it's a big opportunity for us. we should be pursuing it. i agree with what he just said and i hope we can work with each other, because we should try to pull together and discuss the facts and really pursue this sector that is going to be so vital to the future and vital
assessment of the ethics involved it is that in in so doing when the congressman to be sandy hook massacre. >> breaking news. >> is shooting ata school. >> long before i was born. >> twenty children. >> children. >> children targeted. >> my grandfather used to this old smith and wesson here. >> beautiful between the ages of five engineers old. >> for as long as i can remember my father always had this rifle real handy. >> he came in. we were told that least three weapons. >> multiple weapons. lou: catch your breath yet? we ask the white house for comment. we have not heard back. wonder still whether there will repudiate such activities on behalf of the president's initiative on gun-control. a new fox pulls says light on whether the president's gun-control initiative and executive action might result in effective policy. an overwhelming 71 percent said no. people still find ways. 22 percent said tougher laws could help. remarkable margin. joining me now, to discuss the president's gun-control initiative, the issues on capitol hill. a former assistant to president george w. bush, republi
. >> the will to change gun laws in the aftermath of the sandy hook massacre is beginning to meet political realities. paul vowed to nullify the 23 executive actions signed last week. diane fine stein plans to introduce a new assault weapon and extended magazine ban. >> leader reed says he intends to make guns one of the earliest things we consider on the floor. chairman lay sehey talked about having hearings right away. i think you will see action quickly. >> there are 20 democratic senate seats up for grabs in 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, alaska, louisiana, ohio, new hampshire and south dakota. after the assault weapons ban passed in 94 democrats lost control of the house all of which suggest compromise may be in the works. >> we don't expect all of it to pass in its current form. there are elements that are absolutely critical. >> this is a moment we can do something about mental health about information sharing maybe about background checks and other things as well but it has to be a plan that works or other things won't get done. >> weapons bans won't be more effective
day. and doug mcelway with more from washington. >> harris, a change in gun laws after the sandy hook massacre is beginning to meet realities. and rand paul is proposing to introduce to nullify. and dianne feinstein-- >> leader reid intends to make guns one of the earliest things we consider on the floor and chairman leahy talk about hearings right away i think you're going to see action quickly. >> some doubt that. there are 20 democratic seats up for grabs in the year 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, alaska, iowa, louisiana, colorado, new hampshire and south dakota. after the assaults weapons ban in 1994 democrats lost control of the house, all of which suggests compromise may be in the works. >> we don't expect it all to pass or in its current forms. we think that there are elements of it-- >> anding this a moment we can do something about mental health, information sharing, maybe background checks and or things as well, but it has to be a plan that could possibly work or president won't get it done. >> other republicans suggest that a new assault weapons ban
for an extraordinary daughter who came to the rockaways after sandy just helping people unannounced without fanfare, just getting down and helping people because she needed help after that tell storm so that was extraordinary public service and i want to also say, madam secretary, that you have been secretary of state, at an extraordinary time in the history of the united states of america and the world. you have managed to challenge in an extraordinary manner when you took the job america had a tarnished image abroads you have revived our brand and traveled over a million miles to the most challenging areas of the world and touched the lives of the most vulnerable. with your leadership of initiatives you have deepened our confidence that foreign aid can be responsibly spent. on behalf of a grateful nation and the people of the 5th congressional district i thank you for a job well done. the attacks on our mission at benghazi were a painful reminder that our diplomats are in harm's way and there are in some of the same and unstable and hostile environments as our military but they do not have the sa
to get that included in the senate version of the sandy supplemental that passed on december 28th. we were unable to get that included in the house version. this is not new money. first and foremost i would appreciate this committee working with the counterpart to give us this transfer authority. otherwise we are going to be behind the curve again. secondly i think it's important to change the laws about best value contracting versus lowest price technically qualified. by statute the state department guard contracts in dangerous places like libya and everywhere except iraq and afghanistan must be awarded using a lowest price technically acceptable selection process. we have requested a change in the legislation that would allow us to use some discretion to try to deal with the varieties of the local guard forces. we currently have it in afghanistan and pakistan, but it's going to expire. that's something else that i would ask the committee to look into. finally the point that the chairman made and you echoed, congressman, an authorization, i was on the armed serf service committee. it
's causing some real problems for victims of super storm sandy. believe it or not, some of those folks still have no heat, no power in their homes. including this man in new jersey who has yet to receive any aid and is now living in a trailer next to his house. authorities in several american states are already blaming the weather for multiple deaths. schools are closed all over the place. commuter trains and subways jammed. and let's not forget about the frozen pipes and the water mains. take a look at this. chicago firefighters before dawn had to battle a warehouse fire. one of the biggest they have had in years. but the water froze right on to the side of the building. the conditions so bad, look at this. a third of the department had to help put it out. they even had to bring in empty city buss so firefighters with frozen gloves like this guy had a place to try to get out of cold. incredible. steve brown our chicago-based correspondent with more on the deep freeze. the number of deaths appears to be rising tonight. >> yeah. we're across the street from that warehouse fire that you mentio
this country and by local ymcas. in the aftermath of the enormous tragedy of sandy hook elementary school there's been an outpouring of bipartisan support for including the mental-health care system in this nation. in fact, the task force explicitly endorse mental-health first eight. is a common policy thread running through all these proposals in some sort of fashion they all endorse early detection of mental illness. you see mental-health first aid as part of the solution to the problems facing our country today. from a prevention standpoint. exactly what the program does. it permits us to intervene early, to help allies and say these individuals who are in desperate need and attentive basement of health services. last week representative ron barber introduced the mental-health first eight act of 2013, h.r. 274. and a reseller to vice president like, congressman barber wrote the holiday i urge you to endorse commonsense bipartisan proposals like the mental-health first eight act. we have failed to give the mental-health needs. we have paid too high a price for this neglect. everyday we see t
to prevent further gun violence. >> reporter: after the trauma of the sandy hook massacre the urgent call to limit americans' easy access to guns has met with some stiff resistance and exposed america's cultural divide over firearms. the president offered 23 different executive actions which would strengthen background checks, better address the issue of mental health and call for armed officers in schools that want them, but the politics of gun legislation are fraught with danger for the president. there are 24 senate seats up for grabs in 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, new hampshire, iowa, louisiana and south dakota which suggest any gun control measures will have to be a compromise. >> everyone is trying to divert from the core issue which is there is a huge consensus in the country including a vast majority of republicans that things like assault weapons, high capacity magazines, universal background checks, making progress on mental health, these are things we should and can do to help reduce gun violence. >> i think this is a moment we can do something about
to put it into the senate version of the sandy supplemental. it did not get into the house side. we're still looking for the house to act. with respect to mali, senator, there was a country that made progress on its democracy. unfortunately, it suffered a military coop, some groups as well as other groups had been in the employ of gadhafi. with his fall, they came out of libya bringing huge amount of weapons from the enormous stores of weapons that gadhafi and others. at the same time, there was a move by the al qaeda and maghreb and we've been working to upgrade security around northern mali. algeria is the only one with any real ability to do that. most of these countries don't have the capacity to do that. we are now trying to help put together an african force from ecowa so african soldiers will be in the front of this fight. the malians asked the french to come in. france is one of our oldest allies. we are trying to provide support to them. but this is going to be a very serious, ongoing threat because if you look at the size of northern mali, if you look at the topography, it
. the senate was good enough to put it into the senate version of the sandy supplemental. it did not get into the house side. so we're still looking for the house to act. with respect to mali, senator, there was a country that had been making progress on its deepak civil unfortunately it suffered a military coup by low-rank military officers which threw it into a state of instability. with the taurigs and as you know some gripes were in the employ of qaddafi. he used them as mercenaris. with his fall they came out of libya bringing huge amounts of weapons from enormous stores of weapons that qaddafi had that insurgents liberated as well as others. they came into northern mali. at the same time there was a move by al qaeda in the maghreb to establish a base in northern mali. we have been working to try to upgrade security around northern mali among a number of the countries. algeria is the only one with any real ability to do that. most of these countries don't have the capacity to do that. we are now trying to help put together an african force ecowas so african soldiers will be in front
, that is all on hold? >> now we have to start over because it was in the senate version of sandy -- sandy. it was not put into the house version house -- house version of sandy. >> i would recommend this action we need to get moving on immediately. because we still have people at risk of around the world. we need to take the action that will ensure their security. i would urge the chairman and the ranking member to move the committee to do everything we can to make this happen. i want to go back to something said at a hearing on december 20. i asked about the cooperation between the department of defense and state. what the situation was on the ground before the benghazi in -- attack terms of the placement of our military in the region, he talked about the unprecedented cooperation between state and defense in response to benghazi. i wonder if you could talk about how we ensure this is a standard way of doing business and that we are acting in cooperation when looking at the threats facing us, particularly as we look at what is happening in north africa. >> that is a really important and
it was in the senate version of sandy it was not put into the house version house -- house version of sandy. >> i would recommend this action we need to get moving on immediately. because we still have people at risk of around the world. we need to take the action that will ensure their security. i would urge the chairman and the ranking member to move the committee to do everything we can to make this happen. i want to go back to something said at a hearing on december 20. i asked about the cooperation between the department of defense and state. what the situation was on the ground before the benghazi in terms of the placement of our military in the region, he talked about the unprecedented cooperation between state and defense in response to benghazi. i wonder if you could talk about how we ensure this is a standard way of doing business and that we are acting in cooperation when looking at the threats facing us, particularly as we look at what is happening in north africa. >> that is a really important and timely question. our cooperation around this crisis was exemplary. the president called the s
trying to recover from superstorm sandy. our weather desk says this arctic blast is going to hang on think the weekend. an ice storm could create havoc in iowa, illinois, and northern missouri on sunday. >>> it's been 540 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it pack in the paste is starting to make cutbacks. it was announced they have begun laying off 46,000 contract and temporary civilian employees to cut costs. that's what happens. you cut costs, but you can see how much pain that will cause. >>> our fourth story "outfront," the party of stupid. it's not my word but it is the word at least one republican used to describe his own party. here's louisiana governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate bobby jindal speaking what he sees as the brutal truth last night. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. and i'm serious. it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. it's time for us to articulate our plans and our visions for america in real terms. it's no secret we had a number of republicans that damaged the brain this
also voted against relief for victims of hurricane sandy. by ryan's definition, if the government is rebuilding your destroyed home, you're a taker too. >> look, this is a straw man argument. the president said earlier that we had suspicions about medicare and taking care of the elderly and feeding poor children. when he sets up these straw men, to affix views to add ver sears that they don't have, to win the argument by default, it's not an honest debate. we want to have a safety net. a safety net that's there for the vulnerable, poor, for people who cannot help themselves. but we don't want to have a culture in this country that encouraging more dependency that saps and drains people of their ability to make the most of their lives. >> which part of the culture today is doing that? is part of this culture that you even benefited from after your father died. >> absolutely. >> so which part of the safety net culture is sapping america's opportunity right now? >> this is the point we keep making with benefits like food stamps, for example. the benefits that he talks about, the chan
situation, we had be appalled. it'd be like saying after sandy hook, so we have 26 people, 20 of them children who are dead, they're all dead now, so what difference does it make, what kind of gun that the shooter used or whether he was crazy? what difference does it make? obviously, it makes a lot of difference, not only because we want to prevent it from ever happening again, but we want to hold those responsible, who are indeed accountable for the crime. if a drunk driver kills a child in a car accident, we don't just say, well, what difference does it make? no, we want to know why did he get drunk and drive. it makes all the difference in the world. and americans still don't know the answers. and we have a right to demand what they are. kentucky senator rand paul told clinton he would have relieved her of her post if he were president during those hearings. he was equally as tough on the man nominated to succeed her as secretary of state, massachusetts senator john kerry during his confirmation hearing the next day. things got a little heated when senator paul asked senator kerry
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